Canadian seasonally adjusted housing starts fell to 213,419 units in December 2018 from an upwardly revised 224,349 units in November and above market expectations of 205,000 units. Multiple urban starts declined by 6.8 percent to 144,728 units and single-detached urban starts dropped by 2.6 percent to 49,866 units. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 18,825 units. Housing Starts in Canada averaged 185.58 Thousand units from 1977 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 291.60 Thousand units in March of 1978 and a record low of 90.70 Thousand units in August of 1982.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-09 12:15 PM Housing Starts 189K 200K 210K 230.5K
2018-11-08 01:15 PM Housing Starts 205.9K 189.7K 200K 196.2K
2018-12-10 01:15 PM Housing Starts 215.9K 206.8K 196K 200.2K
2019-01-09 01:15 PM Housing Starts 213.4K 224.3K 205K
2019-02-06 01:15 PM Housing Starts 213.4K
2019-03-06 01:15 PM Housing Starts
2019-04-05 12:15 PM Housing Starts


Canada Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 8293949.00 8085260.00 8572975.00 57056.00 CAD Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 213.42 224.35 291.60 90.70 Thousand units [+]
Housing Index 103.30 103.30 103.30 37.70 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 66.50 67.80 67.80 63.90 percent [+]


Canada Housing Starts

Housing Starts refer to the number of new residential construction projects that have begun during any particular month. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Housing Starts - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Canada Housing Starts - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
213.42 224.35 291.60 90.70 1977 - 2018 Thousand units Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Canada 213.42 Dec/18
France 33700.00 Nov/18
Japan -0.60 Nov/18
Russia 6.80 Nov/18
Spain 0.86 Sep/18
Turkey 5598.00 Sep/18
United Kingdom 46930.00 Sep/18
United States 1256.00 Nov/18


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